Structure of the Rotations


Current Rotations

Core Anaesthesia and ACCS
  • The Novice Year – Core Anaesthesia CT1 / ACCS CT2

The Deanery will ask for your preferences before the start of the post and will appoint you to a single hospital for the duration of the first year. For ACCS this is often the same hospital as your year in EM and AM, but this is not guaranteed.

  • The Second Year – Core Anaesthesia CT2 / ACCS CT3

The School will ask you for your preferences approximately half way through your first year. Once all the preferences are received, the TPD will appoint you to a single hospital for your second year. The exception is SATH where you will spend 6 months in Shrewsbury and 6 months in Telford. The decision is based on a number of factors including, your training needs, the modules available at each hospital, your preferences and the logistics of arranging the posts. Although preferences are accommodated where possible, this can not always be achieved.

  • CT2+ Extensions

If you require a remedial time extension to complete your Basic Level Training then your placement will be at the discretion of the TPD and will be accommodated in a vacant CT2 slot after the CT2 allocations have been completed.

Specialist Training

Where possible, posts will be for the duration of 1 year.

  • Intermediate Level Training

1 year will be spent in the Royal Stoke and 1 year will be spent in one of the DGH’s

  • Higher and Advanced Level Training

The basic plan starts with the assumption of 1 year at ST5 or ST6 spent in a DGH and the other 2 years spent in the Royal Stoke. There are many opportunities to deviate from this plan:

  • Birmingham Children’s Hospital. 3-6 months
  • Birmingham Women’s hospital. 3-6 months
  • Regional Fellowship. 6 months at either Wolverhampton or Burton
  • OOPT. 6-12 months
  • Requests to finish training at a hospital where you are seeking a job

The ST placements are updated every 3 months and are subject to change. It is a complex task placing 60-70 trainees in the available posts in order that every-ones training needs are met. The placements are published approximately 3-4 months in advance.

Extensions to Training Time

Period of Grace

Timing of the FRCA Final exam